Monthly Archives: December 2013

Mount McLeod VK3/VE-034

Mount McLeod VK3/VE-034  1528 m 10 points Mount Buffalo National Park Tuesday was another early start from Wodonga, with a contact with Greg VK2FGJW/1 on VK1/AC-038 whilst travelling. The route was to the car park on Reservoir Road. For better … Continue reading

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Three new summits in the Victorian Alps

Monday was another day in the hills. The plan was to head towards Mount Hotham and to then travel along the Twins Road to pick up two summits not previously activated. Twins Road climbs steeply from the junction of the … Continue reading

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Black Mountain

Mum wanted to go to Tumbarumba on Saturday morning, so off we went for a drive. I managed to chase some Activators whilst en route, plus later in the day when heading to Corryong and when back in Walwa. After … Continue reading

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NSW 6884 VK2/RI-006

I managed to get a leave pass for Friday morning, so headed to a summit that had not previously been activated in NSW. The goal was to make some S2S contacts with those who had posted Alerts. NSW 6884 VK2/RI-006  … Continue reading

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Two new summits in NSW – Granite Mountain & Pilot Reef Mountain

I had some loose plans for more summits prior to Christmas, but other issues prevented more activation trips. On Christmas Day, I drove Mum up to my brother’s home in Walwa for Christmas lunch. The usual story for Christmas – … Continue reading

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Two new summits in NSW

I had some loose plans for more summits prior to Christmas, but other issues prevented more activation trips. On Christmas Day, I drove Mum up to my brother’s home in Walwa for Christmas lunch. The usual story for Christmas – … Continue reading

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More NE Vic SOTA fun (2)

VK3/VE-159 unnamed summit  892 m  4 points When I checked the Alerts on Saturday night, there were three SOTA activations slated for Sunday morning local time, including Mount Townsend VK2/SM-002 – a 10 point summit. I considered my options, including … Continue reading

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More NE Vic SOTA fun

Mount Jack Range VK3/VE-090  1205 m  8 points Not previously activated I had been looking at the maps and at the summit when driving in its vicinity. During last year’s SOTA end of year activities, I looked at one possible … Continue reading

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Two activations close to Wodonga

Huon Hill VK3/VE-237  425 m  1 point Friday 20 December was to be hot day in Wodonga, with the forecast predicting 41 C. On the Thursday afternoon I had dashed to Huon Hill VK3/VE-237 to work Rod VK2TWR/p on Mount … Continue reading

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Another Dargo High Plains trip

I took annual leave for the last full week prior to Christmas. My initial plans changed, with a call to be in Wodonga on Tuesday late afternoon for a surprise family gathering to celebrate my mother’s 80th birthday. To fit … Continue reading

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